«Robots should be slaves» //// Theory Tuesday, 13.11.18

«Robots should be slaves» by Joanna J. Bryson
Selected by Rémi Jaccard
Tuesday, November 13 2018 | 8pm at Reseda Lochergut
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The robots are coming! When they do, you’ll command a host of push-button servants. | Modern Mechanix, 1957
Abstract
Robots should not be described as persons, nor given legal nor moral responsibility for their actions. Robots are fully owned by us. We determine their goals and behaviour, either directly or indirectly through specifying their intelligence or how their intelligence is acquired. In humanising them, we not only further dehumanise real people, but also encourage poor human decision making in the allocation of resources and responsibility. This is true at both the individual and the institutional level. This chapter describes both causes and consequences of these errors, including consequences already present in society. I make specific proposals for best incorporating robots into our society. The potential of robotics should be understood as the potential to extend our own abilities and to address our own goals.

All Theory Tuesdays sessions are free and open to the public, however it’s encouraged that you read the relevant PDF before attending.

The PDF and more info can be found on the Theory Tuesdays Website

 

Theory Tuesday //// 4.4.17, Kunsthalle Zürich

Theory Tuesdays is a non-academic platform for theoretical discussion founded, organized and coordinated by artist Philip Matesic since 2009. Participants read beforehand then discuss art, design, literary, cultural and critical theory texts on a weekly basis, with the texts selected and introduced each week by a different person. The platform has operated under this «Each One, Teach One» philosophy since its conception. For the Theory Tuesdays session on April 4 at Kunsthalle I’ll present: 
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Martin Herbert: Tell Them I Said No
Sternberg Press 2016
This collection of essays by Martin Herbert considers various artists who have withdrawn from the art world or adopted an antagonistic position toward its mechanisms. A large part of the artist’s role in today’s professionalized art system is being present. Providing a counterargument to this concept of self-marketing, Herbert examines the nature of retreat, whether in protest, as a deliberate conceptual act, or out of necessity. By illuminating these motives, Tell Them I Said No offers a unique perspective on where and how the needs of the artist and the needs of the art world diverge. Essays on Lutz Bacher, Stanley Brouwn, Christopher D’Arcangelo, Trisha Donnelly, David Hammons, Agnes Martin, Cady Noland, Laurie Parsons, Charlotte Posenenske, and Albert York.

Martin Herbert is a writer and critic living in Berlin. He is associate editor of ArtReview and writes for international art journals. Previous books include The Uncertainty Principle (2014) and Mark Wallinger (2011).

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All Theory Tuesdays sessions are free and open to the public, however it’s encouraged that you read the relevant PDF before attending: http://theorytuesdays.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Tell-Them-I-Said-No-Herbert.pdf

Rückblick: Vortrag zu Street Art

Magic City | Dresden, 18.2.2017
Street Art – Geschenk oder Straftat?

Street Art bewegt sich immer zwischen den Polen «Kunst, die gratis allen zur Verfügung steht» auf der einen und «bösartiger Sachschaden» auf der anderen Seite. In seinem Vortrag Street Art – Geschenk oder Straftat erläutert und beleuchtet Dr. Rémi Jaccard die zentralen Aspekte dieses vermeintlichen Gegensatzpaares.

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Magic City – Die Kunst der Strasse
Eine Ausstellung, wie Sie sie noch nie gesehen haben. Auf 2.500 m2 präsentiert sie die wohl lebendigste und phantasievollste Kunstform der Gegenwart, die Street Art, in ihrer ganzen Vielfalt: politisch, lyrisch, bissig, kritisch – und immer unterhaltsam.  Vom 18. bis 19. Februar wird die MAGIC CITY 30 Stunden lang geöffnet sein! Währenddessen warten an jeder Ecke Überraschungen auf Euch: kostenlose Führungen, Vorträge, Street Art zum Mitmachen und als Highlight die Europapremiere der Dokumentation «Saving Banksy» von Colin Day.
Ab 13.4.17 in München | magiccity.de
Vortrag Rémi Jaccard: Samstag, 12.08.17

Anarchie! Fakten und Fiktionen /// Strauhof

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Wo steht die Anarchie heute — welche Spuren hat das Streben nach einem herrschaftsfreien Leben in der Literatur und im Alltag hinterlassen?

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Mit Beiträgen von Annette Amberg, anonym, Plinio Bachmann, bblackboxx, Ricco Bilger, Nora Bossong, Katja Brunner, Mischa Brutschin, Renata Burckhardt, CIRA Lausanne, Ann Cotten, Florian Eitel, Frauengruppe ASZ, Fucking Good Art, Christian Haller, Jürg Halter, Cathérine Hug, Karin Huser, Rémi Jaccard, James Joyce Stiftung, Urs Marti, Roger Monnerat, Antonin Rohdich, Cyril Schäublin, Gesa Schneider, Philip Sippel, Carlo Spiller, Tilo Steireif, Wolfgang Sterneck, Lara Stoll, Valentina Vetturi, Wollsäue und Lindt Goldhasen, Julia Zutavern, Stefan Zweifel

10/06 – 04/09/2016

Strauhof
Augustinergasse 9 | 8001 Zürich
Mi/Fr 12–18 Uhr | Do 12–24 Uhr | Sa/So 11–17 Uhr

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17.9.2015 – artist’s talk: Bettina Mürner //// Binz39

Herzliche Einladung zum
KÜNSTLERGESPRÄCH MIT BETTINA MÜRNER
Donnerstag, 17. September, 18 Uhr
Leitung: Rémi Jaccard
Bettina Mürner wird einen Einblick in ihre aktuelle Ausstellung in der BINZ39 geben. Anschliessend folgt eine offene Diskussionsrunde über Räumlichkeit und Raumwahrnehmung.
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Die Veranstaltung findet im Rahmen der Ausstellung «Negative Space» statt, die noch bis zum 26. September 2015 läuft.
Weitere Informationen unter: www.binz39.ch

THEORY TUESDAY 3.4.2015 | Session 136 /// The Artist’s Contract

During this Theory Tuesdays session, Rémi Jaccard will present The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer And Sale Agreement by Seth Siegelaub and Bob Projansky from 1971.

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«In the seminal Artist’s Reserved Rights, Transfer and Sale Agreement, drafted in 1971 with the lawyer, Bob Projansky, the legendary Conceptual art dealer and curator, Seth Siegelaub created a model contract for artists to protect their economic and authorial rights when selling their work. This legal document/manifesto also known as The Artist’s Contract (which would prove to be Siegelaub’s final gesture as a dealer/curator) contains many controversial and forward-looking conditions. In particular, it provides that artists should be compensated at the time of the re-sale or transfer of their work if it has appreciated in value and are able to control the public exhibition of the work following its transfer. Siegelaub and Projansky further stipulated that the Artist’s Contract should be legally binding upon future owners of the artwork through its repeated ratification linking collectors to the artist in a chain of covenants.»
-Daniel McClean, moussemagazine.it

It’s encouraged that you read the contract beforehand to participate in the discussion. The session will be held in English.
Here is a LINK to find The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer And Sale Agreement in English, German, French and Italian.

Theory Tuesday
March 3, 2015 | 8pm

Counter Space
Röschibachstr. 24 | 8037 Zurich | 2nd Floor

«DEVORATION» by FUZI-UVTPK /////// 11.11.2014 | 20h, Corner College

During this Theory Tuesdays session, Rémi Jaccard will be presenting excerpts from «DEVORATION» by FUZI-UVTPK.

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«In the mid-1990s, French artist FUZI-UVTPK pioneered a form of graffiti known as Ignorant Style. In 2005, he took his Ignorant Style-art to people’s skins, and has since developed an international following. In 2013 alone, he has tattooed clients such as Os Gemeos, Diplo, Justice, Kavinsky, and Scarlett Johansson. In DEVORATION he talks about radicalism, graffiti, art and violence.»

The text and session will be held in English. It’s encouraged that you read the text excerpts beforehand to participate in the discussion. Text is downloadable on the link below.

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
«DEVORATION» by FUZI-UVTPK
Tuesday, 11.11., 8pm

CORNER COLLEGE
Kochstrasse 1
CH-8004 Zürich

http://www.corner-college.com/Veranstaltungen/1415660400/863

Katalog: SMASH137 / Adrian Falkner – GRAFFITI PAINTER

DSCF0723 Einleitung und Interview für den Katalog GRAFFITI PAINTER von Adrian Falkner / Smash137 Ausstellung: 15. Mai – 15. Juni 2014, Paris
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RJ: Was ist dein Ziel für GRAFFITI PAINTER?

AF: Mir ging es darum, dass meine Bilder immer noch als Graffiti verstanden werden und somit immer vom Writing, der Kalligraphie, die Rede ist. Es ist absolut klar, dass ich aus dieser Szene komme. Das ist meine Herkunft und etwas das ich immer noch mache. Aber meine aktuellen Bilder sind Malerei. Ich hatte sehr früh zum Ziel, Arbeiten zu schaffen, die jeder versteht – ich will nicht nur für meine Szene tätig sein. Deswegen wurden meine Bilder immer malerischer, dort will ich an die Kunstgeschichte anknüpfen. Ich arbeite in der Malerei, deshalb war mir wichtig, ein neues Label zu suchen, das nicht das Writing, das Schreiben von Buchstaben, sondern das Painting ins Zentrum stellt: Graffiti Painter beschreibt genau den Punkt, an dem ich mich befinde.
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Adrian Falkner / SMASH137 – GRAFFITI PAINTER
Text: Rémi Jaccard, Gestaltung: Thierry Furger
Englisch | Französisch, 104 Seiten
Edition Le Feuvre, Paris 2014

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Galerie Le Feuvre
164, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré | FR-75008 Paris  

Publikation ////////////////////////// Zurich Studies of the Arts | Vol. 19

Wolfgang F. Kersten (Ed.)
Vom Memorialkloster bis zur Street Art
Standards, Probleme und Essenzen kunsthistorischer Grundlagenforschung

Beiträge: Rémi Jaccard, Daniela Wegmann, Wolfgang F. Kersten, Joachim Sieber, Fabienne Ruppen, Haruo Arikawa, Hans Rudolf Sennhauser
Berlin/Boston 2013.

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Urban Art Surveillance – Zürich Langstrasse

Bericht über eine kunsthistorische Feldstudie
S. 15–64.

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«Rémi Jaccard wendet ein tradiertes Instrument der Grundlagenforschung, den Catalogue raisonné, auf ein gemeinhin nicht zum Kanon kunsthistorischer Untersuchungsgegenstände zählendes Gebiet an, auf die grösstenteils anonymen Graffitibilder an den Häuserwänden, Hauseingängen und Postkästen rund um die Zürcher Langstrasse, berichtet über seine Feldforschungen und transformiert so profund das angestammte Themengebiet der Kunstgeschichte und die Anwendungsmöglichkeiten ihrer tradierten methodischen Instrumente.»
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STYLEWRITING by SCUM //////// Dienstag, 5.11.2013 | 20h

Each One, Teach One
Theory Tuesdays
by Philip Matesic

During this Theory Tuesdays session, Rémi Jaccard will be presenting the essay „Stylewriting“ by Scum, Cheech H and Techno 169.

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ODEM, The Stylism Alphabet, 1996

Stylewriting is a thorough analysis of the alphabet and its use by graffiti writers. Characterising every letter as well as different forms of putting them together from tag to wildstyle this text gives a very structured overview of American graffiti. The authors – all writers themselves – try to explain the esthetics of style and their approach to it. In a culture usually distrusting theoretical debates, this 1996 essay is a rare exception.

It’s encouraged that you read the essay beforehand and the session will be held (mostly) in German.
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05.11.2013 | 20h
Corner College

Kochstrasse 1
CH-8004 Zürich
www.corner-college.com